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    A steady-state voltage stability analysis of power systems with high penetrations of wind
    As wind generation begins to contribute significantly to power systems, the need arises to assess the impact of this new source of variable generation on the stability of the system. This work provides a detailed methodology to assess the impact of wind generation on the voltage stability of a power system. It will also demonstrate the value of using time-series AC power flow analysis techniques in assessing the behavior of a power system. Traditional methods are insufficient in describing the nature of wind for steady-state analyses and as such a new methodology is presented to address this issue. Using this methodology, this paper will show how the voltage stability margin of the power system can be increased through the proper implementation of voltage control strategies in wind turbines.
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    Varying penetration ratios of wind turbine technologies for voltage and frequency stability
    This paper examines the ability of a power system to accommodate wind generation with varying ratios of doubly fed induction generator and fixed speed induction generator turbines from both static and dynamic aspects. By controlling the ratio between the two types of turbines, voltage stability is maintained for steady-state conditions for a large range of varying wind speeds. Using the ratio determined from the static analysis, the dynamic analysis explores the voltage and frequency characteristics of the system under contingency conditions. An initial analysis was carried out on the IEEE 30 bus test system. The results of this analysis are presented in this paper and detail how by varying the ratio of the turbine types the frequency stability and voltage stability can be improved.
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    Rotor angle stability with high penetrations of wind generation
    This paper explores the relationship between wind generation, particularly the control of reactive power from variable speed wind turbine generators, and the rotor angle stability of the conventional synchronous generators in the system. Rotor angle stability is a dynamic phenomenon generally associated with changes in active power flows that create angular separation between synchronous units in the system. With larger penetrations of wind generation being introduced into power systems, there will be large flows of active power from asynchronous generation in the system. These asynchronous active power flows can aid in maintaining the rotor angle stability of the system. However, the manner in which wind generation injects reactive power into the system can be critical in maintaining angular stability of the synchronous units. Utilizing wind generation to control voltage and reactive power in the system can ease the reactive power burden on synchronous generators, and minimize angular separation in the system following a contingency event and can provide a significant level of support which will become increasingly important in future power systems.
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    Enhanced utilization of voltage control resources with distributed generation
    Distributed Generation (DG) is increasing in penetration on power systems across the world. In rural areas, voltage rise limits the permissible penetration levels of DG. Another increasingly important issue is the impact on transmission system voltages of DG reactive power demand. Here, a passive solution is proposed to reduce the impact on the transmission system voltages and overcome the distribution voltage rise barrier such that more DG can connect. The fixed power factors of the generators and the tap setting of the transmission transformer are determined by a linear programming formulation. The method is tested on a sample section of radial distribution network and on a model of the all island Irish transmission system illustrating that enhanced passive utilisation of voltage control resources can deliver many of the benefits of active management without any of the expense or perceived risk, while also satisfying the conflicting objectives of the transmission system operator.
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